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Golden Isles EventsIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your visit.

Start the year out with a little pickin' and knee slappin' at the New Year's Bluegrass Festival , held in early January. This upbeat music event has entertained Jekyll Island locals and visitors for 40 years.

Turtle Crawl Races in early March benefits the Georgia Sea Turtle Center , in Jekyll Island's historic district. Happenings include 5K and 10K races, a 1 mile fun run as well as educational programs and live entertainment.

Unique architecture, pristine landscapes and elegant interiors wow partakers of the Christ Church Tour of Homes . This mid-March event affords a rare opportunity to enter selected homes, churches and historic sites on St. Simons Island as well as estates on exclusive Sea Island , a private island connected to St. Simons by a causeway. The Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival takes place in late March.

Glynn Visual Arts promotes the visual arts through two festivals on St. Simons Island, both held in Postell Park in Pier Village near the lighthouse and beach. The Art in the Park Spring Festival takes place in early April, the Mistletoe Market in early December.

Blessing of the Fleet is a Mother's Day tradition in Brunswick . Harkening back to Old World religious celebrations, a processional commemorates the 1917 appearance of The Blessed Virgin in Fatima, Portugal, and it coincides with another Portuguese tradition, the blessing of the shrimp boats.

Nothing lights up a starry summer night more than an Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration . Sack races, free watermelon and patriotic music in Brunswick's riverfront park precede a fantastic fireworks show.

The Georgia Sea Islands Festival celebrates the African culture that is so entrenched in the history of the Sea Islands. Storytellers, folklorists, poets, skilled artisans, musicians and performers come together on St. Simons Island in early June.

The St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held July 4 weekend features entertainment, fireworks and arts and crafts.

The RSM Classic golf tournament is held in mid-November.

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